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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:39 pm 
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Hey just wanted to ask if a fairlane back seat fits straight into the back of a fairmont with the same bolts?

i want more bucket like seats in the back and noticed the fairlane/LTD offer that compared to the normal fairmont bench like seat

has anyone tried this yet?

also if im buying and wanting to fit a new SVO steering wheel for an EF does the airbag go off when i go to open the steering wheel to change it?
would i need a professional to do that or would it cost too much?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:46 pm 
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a) - no, the 'mont -> 'lane is not a straight swap, although it can be done pretty easy - its due to the SWB/LWB differences - the bolsters will need to be recovered, and due to the fact the LWB bolsters are bigger there is enough fabric :wink:

b) disconnect the battery in order that the airbag doesn't go off - i have written a doco here, and can email/post it up once telstra fix the phone line @ home so i can get on the internet there! :x

you will need a T-50 torx bit though, as well as a 10mm socket! :)

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:03 pm 
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uglybob wrote:
a) - no, the 'mont -> 'lane is not a straight swap, although it can be done pretty easy - its due to the SWB/LWB differences - the bolsters will need to be recovered, and due to the fact the LWB bolsters are bigger there is enough fabric :wink:

b) disconnect the battery in order that the airbag doesn't go off - i have written a doco here, and can email/post it up once telstra fix the phone line @ home so i can get on the internet there! :x

you will need a T-50 torx bit though, as well as a 10mm socket! :)


He just wanted to mention his doco AGAIN!
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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:05 pm 
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might be a dumb question but ive seen it a few times... wats SWB and LWB?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:10 pm 
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JohnnyFX wrote:
might be a dumb question but ive seen it a few times... wats SWB and LWB?

SWB = short wheel base

I'll let you guess what LWB means! :P

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:32 pm 
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so what you're telling me is i cant use the fairlane bolsters?
coz that part of the car in the fairlane is longer???

hmmm

i wanted a more 'bucket seat' look in the backseat...
so is it better to just get my rear seats that i have at the moment re-upholstered and the cushion designed in a way i want it to look if the bolsters from the fairlane dont fit with the backseat???

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:39 pm 
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nup - fairlane bolsters won't fit i'm afraid! just recover your SWB bolsters, as the LWB seats will bolt in with a few extra holes drilled in :wink: you'll be looking at a lot more $$$ to recover your entire rear seat! :?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:29 pm 
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yeah but i was looking at recovering the whole seat anyway
coz im doing up my whole interior
so its best just to keep what i got and modify it? true?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:34 pm 
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depends! if you can get a LWB interior in good nick for cheap, then go with that - if you want something custom (i.e. black leather etc) then your only option is to get it recovered - but at a fair cost :?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:27 pm 
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yeah im looking at black leather interior anyway
so best to keep what i got and modify it to what i want
a lot easier for me i suppose instead of looking for new seats just modify what i got and see how much it will cost

 

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